Calendar of Events

Third Wednesday * Dec 21 * 4 p.m.
VILANO BEACH MAIN STREET
At Vilano Hampton Inn.  Monthly planning meeting and latest news for our Town Center. “The Best is Yet to Come.”  540-0402.  VilanoBeachFL.com.

Nov 19 to Jan 31
NIGHTS OF LIGHTS
Until January 31
WATER TOURS &
KINGFISH DISCOUNT
For Nights of Lights
Florida Water Tours will be sailing from Kingfish Grill docks.  Show your tour ticket at the Kingfish and take 15% off your entire check before or after the cruise.  75 minute cruises are at 6:00, 7:45, 9:30.  Those ages 3 to 17 are accommodated on the 6:00 cruise.  You must book and get details at FloridaWaterTour.com.  50% off cruise coupon with the code: HOLIDAYS.

Fridays * Jan 6 & 20 * 7 pm
BINGO SOCIALS
First and Third Fridays.  At North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  North Shores Improvement Association sponsors a Come-Meet-and-Greet your neighbors and share laughs and possible fortune playing Bingo.  Enjoy some snacks and beverages.  50/50 drawing.  Beer/wine/soft drink cash bar.  Bingo and raffle tickets $1 or 6 for $5.  The last round is a coverall.  Help renovate our community center with part of the proceeds.  Info:  (770) 597-4904.

Friday * Jan 6 * 7:30 p.m.
Sunday * Jan 8 * 2:00 p.m.
MADAM BUTTERFLY
This Puccini opera will be presented by First Coast Opera at the Lewis Auditorium, Flagler College.  Fully staged with orchestra.  Purchase tickets online at www.FirstCoastOpera.com

Second Monday * Jan 9 * 9-11 a.m.
COUNTY CIVIC ASSOCIATION ROUNDTABLE
At the Airport Conference Center.  An Association of homeowner and other associations, a Government watch dog organization.  North Shores and South Ponte Vedra Associations are founding members.   SJCRoundtable.org.  315-3288.

Tuesday * Jan 17 * 9:45 a.m.
GTM RESEARCH
MARINELAND LECTURE
Located at Marineland Dolphin Adventure, 9600 Oceanshore Blvd.  Dr. Matt Gilg, Professor of Biology at the University of North Florida speaker.  Meet at Marineland gift shop. Wristband after free lecture allows free admission to Marineland.  823-4500.  Limited seating.  Make sure you reserve a spot.

Third Wednesday * Jan 18 * 4 p.m.
VILANO BEACH MAIN STREET
At Vilano Hampton Inn.  Monthly planning meeting and latest news for our Town Center. “The Best is Yet to Come.”  540-0402.  VilanoBeachFL.com.

Thursday * Jan 26 * 6 to 9 p.m.
PIN UP PAWS PARTY
Dinner with music, cocktails, auction, wine pull, photo booth.  At the Mark Lance Armory, 190 San Marco Avenue.  Tickets from the Humane Society are available at www.PupParty.org.  (904) 829-2737.  Advance = $50.  At the door $60.

Tuesday * Feb 7 * 7:30 p.m. 
TALE TELLERS OF ST. AUGUSTINE - OLDEST CITY TOURISM: 1870-1940
"And On They Come by Water, Rail, and Road Seeking Restoration, Rest, Recreation and Romance...."
The Three Tellers (Margaret Kaler, Jane Sims, Wayne Sims)
perform at the Limelight Studio Theatre - 11 Old Mission Avenue.   Tickets: $10. More information at  www.taletellers.org.  (904) 471-0179 or 386-446-4909.

 

SAVE THE DATES

Saturday * March 18 * 8 a.m.
VILANO BEACH 5K RUN
Don’t miss the event, even if you won’t want to or can’t run or walk the distance.  Sponsor partners for this improving-our-community-quality-of-life event are welcome.  For information:  JoAnne Blakely, [email protected], (917) 602-2190.

Contact organizers, Sallie O’Hara Vilano Beach Main Street Executive Director (540-0402, [email protected]) or Elisa Hill, Project Leader for the Tour of Homes (827-7411).

Friday * April 7 * 2 to 4 p.m.
“NEW URBANISM” IN VILANO BEACH

At the North Shores Community Center.  VilanoBeach Main Street President, Vivian Browning, will host a workshop to discuss nuances of building in Vilano Beach, including regulations and land development codes for both old and new structures along with possible urban development in the Town Center.  Learn about historic and modern homes which will be featured on the Tour of Homes.  Receive resource materials and earn CEU credits.  Attendance limited to 60 people.  Fee $10.

 

Friday * April 7 * 7 to 10 p.m.

SEA TURTLE SOIREE
On the Pier.  Great food, music.  Cash bar.  Feel free to come in costume as we celebrate the Art Deco period of Vilano Beach.  Only 200 tickets available. $50.


Saturday * April 8 * 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
TOUR OF HOMES

From Porpoise Point to Gardner Avenue.  Historic homes and new homes.  Celebrate history by visiting cottages dating back to the early 1900s, art studios, and amazing views of the Intracoastal Waterway.  Transportation will be provided, along with designated central parking near the homes.  We encourage all visitors to enjoy the area by walking or riding your bikes.  Home Tour book provided.  Only 800 tickets available to be sure visitors have time to see the homes and enjoy their visit.  $20.

Saturday * April 8 * 12 noon to 8 p.m.
DISH ‘N FISH

In the Town Center.  Music, Arts & Crafts.  Discounts available to local restaurants. 

This event is a collaborative fundraising partnership with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) and Vilano Beach Main Street to raise awareness of the coastal community and area dining benefits for visitors and residents to occur each spring in Vilano Beach Town Center. The event features a Chef Competition among High School Culinary students. Five teams from around the area will compete under the tutelage of master chefs. There will be a Dish of the Day featuring classics common to Northeast Florida. Ten additional food stations will offer favorite dishes. Some samples may be offered by restauranteurs for a nominal donation. Area wine, beer and spirits distributers will be on site.

The event begins at 12 pm under a two large tents in Vilano Beach Town Center along Poplar Road across from Publix. Entry fee donation of $5 benefits FRLA ProStart Scholarships and Vilano Beach Main Street. (Children under 6 free) Sponsorships and sponsor tables are available – first come first served.

Entertainment and food is continuous from 12 noon til 8 pm. No street closures are planned.

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October 30 to December 31
DRESSING OF THE PALMS
Vilano Beach Town Center

Nov 19 to Jan 31
NIGHTS OF LIGHTS
Downtown St. Augustine - shuttle service available


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Mondays & Thursdays * 8 a.m.
Every Saturday * 8:30 am & 9:30 am
PILATES CLASSES
At the North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.  Pilates is a system of strengthening and stretching exercises designed to develop the body’s core, including abdominals, lower back, hips and gluts.  Your teacher is Michele Green, [email protected].  (972) 824-8777.

Calendar for GTM Research Reserve Education Center events
Exploring our environment.  Guided Hikes, Beach Walks, Lectures.  For updated activities, go to www.gtmnerr.org or call 823-4500. 

Saturdays * 9 am
NORTH FLORIDA BIKE CLUB RALLY
They ride regularly on Saturdays, except third Saturday, starting at Vilano Publix parking lot.  They take a warm up loop around Porpoise Point before heading over the Bridge. Cyclists of all abilities welcome with a guaranteed 35 mile B pace ride as well as a 48 mile option.  Contact Mark (973) 219-1092 or Penni (501-5037.

Every Sunday * 10:00 am & 11:00 am
CHURCH AT VILANO
10 am Bible Study, 10:45 am Coffee social, 11:00 Worship & Communion. Every Wednesday * 7 pm Prayer & Bible Study. At North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue & Church House at 121 Meadow Avenue. 904- 808-8304

2nd Sat & Sun of each month * 12:30 pm to 4 pm
VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS at VILANO BOAT RAMP
12:30 to 4 pm * SAFETY VESSEL CHECKS at Vilano Boat Ramp, weather permitting, by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-7. No charge. Prevent any citations for required items. Decal awarded. 904-347-5757.  www.safetyseal.net.

PUBLIC LIBRARY CLASSES
Go to www.sjcpls.org/content/main-library for offerings at our Main Library location such as yoga, stretching, seniors vs. crime, AARP tax assistance, after school gaming and science lab, story times for babies, toddlers, preschool, PC and internet. 904-827-6931 Note: new hours Mon. & Tues. 11 am to 7 pm; Wed., Thurs., & Fri. 10 am to 6 pm; Sat. 10am to 5 pm; Closed Sundays.

Every Friday 11:30am
A A Meeting
North Shores Community Center, 120 Meadow Avenue.

 

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